Heightened security concerns for employee use of social media

VanDyke Software

According to findings from the 8th annual “What Keeps Network Administrators Up At Night” survey commissioned by VanDyke Software® and executed by Amplitude Research®, increased complexities such as the use of social media and smartphones by employees are keeping network and systems administrators at enterprises busy.

Approximately four-in-ten (42%) network administrators considered managing the security of employee smartphones to be “very important” or “extremely important” as compared to other security threats facing their organization.  Only about half (49%) of network administrators were satisfied with the security of handheld devices (e.g., Palm, Blackberry) at their organization — down significantly from 57% in 2010.

Approximately four-in-ten (42%) were “moderately concerned” to “extremely concerned” about the security threat associated with employee use of social media.  The proportion “moderately concerned” to “extremely concerned” was similar in 2010 (40%).  When network administrators were asked to explain in their own words what concerns them most about employee use of social media at their organization, the most common themes were viruses (19%), data / information leaks (19%), intrusion risk (19%), users not being careful (9%), Trojan horses / other malware (9%), and concerns about risks to privacy / user information (6%).

A full copy of the report can be downloaded here.

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